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Yahoo vs. Facebook

Yahoo vs. Facebook

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23.Thisisanaction
for
patentinfringement.Charles
K.
Verhoeven(Bar
No.
170151)charlesverhoeven@quinnemanuel.comJenniferA.Kash(BarNo.203679)
j
A.
Smith(BarNo.250814)kevinsmith@quinnemanuel.com4QUINNEMANUELURQUJIART
&
SULLIVAN,LLP550CaliforniaStreet,22ndFloorSanFrancisco,California941116Telephone:(415)875-6600Facsimile:(415)875-6700378AttorneysforPlaintiffYahoo!Inc.
E-filing
9UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTNORTHERNDISTRICTOFCALIFORNIA10
11
SANJOSEDIVISION
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12
12
NC
12YAHOO!INC.,aDelawarecorporation,Plaintiff,1314COMPLAINTFORPATENTINFRINGEMENT
JURY
TRIALDEMANDEDvs.15FACEBOOK,INC,aDelawarecorporation,Defendant.161718PlaintiffYahoo!Inc.("Yahoo!")complainsandallegesasfollowsagainstFacebook,Inc.19("Facebook"):20THEPARTIES21
1.
PlaintiffYahoo!isacorporationorganizedunderthelawsofDelaware,withits22principalplaceofbusinessat7011
st
Avenue,Sunnyvale,CA
94089.
23
2.
Uponinformationandbelief,Facebookisacorporationorganizedunderthelaws24ofDelaware
and
hasitsprincipalplaceofbusinessat1601WillowRoad,MenloPark,CA94025.25Uponinformationandbelief,Facebookoperatesonlinenetworkingservicesthroughitswebportal26FACEBOOK.COM,mobileapplications,socialpIugins,andothertoolsintheUnitedStates.
COlv11)LAINTFORPATENTINFRINGEMENT
NATUREOFTHEACTION27
28
 
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JUR1SD1CTIONAN))VENUE
2of,andloractivelyinduceotherstoinfringeYahool'sU.S.PatentNo.6,907,566('''566patent"),4.Facebookhasinfringedandcontinuestoinfringe,contributetotheinfringementJU.S.PatentNo.7,100,11
J
('''111patent"),
U.S.
PatentNo.7,373,599('''599patent"),
U.S.
Patent4No.7,668,861('''861patent"),U.S.PatentNo.7,269,590('''590patent"),U.S.PatentND.57,599,935('''935patent"),U.S.PatentNo.7,454,509("'509patent"),U.S.PatentNo.5,983,227
6
("'227patent"),U.S.PatentNo.7,747,648(,"648patent"),andU.S.PatentNo.7,406,501(,"5017patent")(collectively"thepatents-in-suit").5.Thislawsuitisanactionforpatentinfringementarisingunderthepatentlawsof10theUnitedStates,35U.S.C.§§1
eiseq.
ThisCourthasjurisdictionoverthisactionpursuantto
11
28U.S.C.§§1331and1338.126.ThisCourthaspersonaljurisdictionoverFacebookforatleastthefollowing13reasons:(i)FacebookmaintainsitsprincipalplaceofbusinessinthisDistrict;(ii)Facebookhas14designatedanagentforserviceofprocessintheStateofCalifornia;(iii)Faccbookhascommitted15actsofpatentinfringementand/orcontributedtoorinducedactsofpatentinfringementbyothers16inthisDistrictandelsewhereinCaliforniaandtheUnitedStates;(iv)Faccbookregularlydocs17business,solicitsbusiness,engagesinotherpersistentcourses
or
conduct,and/orderives
18
substantialrevenuefromproductsandlorservicesprovidedtoindividualsinthisDistrictandin19thisState;and(v)FaccbookhasinitiatedlitigationinthisjudicialDistrict.20
7.
Venueisproperinthisjudicialdistrictpursuantto28U.S.c.§§1391(b)and(c)21and1400(b)becauseFacebookdoesbusinessintheStateofCalifornia,hascommittedactsof22infringementinthisStateandinthisDistrict,hasaregularandestablishedplaceofbusinessin23thisDistrict,andissubjecttopersonaljurisdictioninthisDistrict.258.PursuanttoCivilL.R.3-2(c),thiscaseisappropriateforassignmenton
a
district-24
lNTRADISTRICTASSIGNMENT
26widebasisbecausethisisanIntellectualPropertyAction.2728..____._......~_'"__...~~__2~__._.~__.__._
COMPLAINTfORPATENTINFRINGEMENT
 
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COMPLAINTFOR
J'
ATENT
INFR
INGEMENT
1FACTUALBACKGROUND
2Yahoo!'sHistory
9.Sinceitsfoundingin1994bytwoStanfordUniversityelectricalengineering4graduatestudents,JerryYangandDavidFilo,Yahoo!hasgrowntobecomeapremieredigital5mediaandcommunicationscompany.Yahoo!beganasadirectoryofInternetwcbsitcs.Before6long,thousandsofpeoplewereaccessingthedirectorytoidentifyusefulwcbsites,Yahoo!7celebrateditsfirst"million-hitday"inthefallof1994,translatingtoalmost100thousandunique8visitors.Yahoo!registeredthedomain..www.yahoo.com.onJanuary18,1995.
9
10.Asitgrew,Yahoo!diversifieditsproductofferingsbeyonditsoriginaldirectory10orwebsites.forexamp
le,
Yahoo!pioneeredthefieldofprovidingcustomizedwebpageswhenit11launchedMyYahoo!in1996.MyYahoo!allowsuserstocombinetheirfavoriteYahoo!content12feedsintoasinglepage.Yahoo!continueditsinvestmentinMyYahocl,launchinganupgraded
13
versionin2007.Further,inthelate
I
990:;andearly2000s,
Yahou
r
began
webhosting
through14Yahoo!GeoCities,onlinegamingthroughYahoo!Games,anddiscussionboardsknownas15Yahoo!Groups.1611.Yahoo!hasalsomadesignificantadvancesandinvestmentsinthefieldof17Internetsocialnetworks.OnMarch29,2005,Yahoo!madeavailableitsbJoggingandsocial18networkingservice,Yahoo!360°.OnMarch20,2005,Yahoo!acquiredthephotosharingand19socialnetworkingwebsite,
Flickr.
InSeptember2007,Yahoo!launchedthesocialnetwork20serviceYahoo!Mash,andlaterintroducedthesocialnetworkingserviceYahoo!PulseandYahoo!21Profiles.
22
12.Yahoo!has,inaddition,beenaleadinginnovatorinelectronicmessaging.23Yahoo!inaugurateditsweb-mailservice,Yahoo!Mailin1997,whichquicklygrewtobeoneof24thelargestweb-basedemailservicesIntheworld.Yahoo!haslaunchedenhancedversionsof25Yahoo!Mailin2007and2011.
In
1998,Yahoo!releasedYahoo!Messenger,itsinternet26messagingclient,underthename"Yahoo!Pager."WhenYahoo!andMicrosoftmadetheir27instantmessagingclientsinteroperablein2006,itcreatedtheworld'ssecondlargestreal-time28-3-

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